This track, barely clocking in at three minutes, caught my attention when it arrived in my inbox. Then it was time to read the bio on the band to find out how many years they've toiled to perfect this sound, only to find out Kagoule consists of three teenagers from Nottingham that have been friends since childhood. They've been named an Artist to Watch by Rolling Stone magazine and their debut album Urth just arrived this past Friday, August 21st.
The trio consists of Cai Burns, Lucy Hatter and Lawrence English and they draw on numerous influences from Bikini Kill and early Smashing Pumpkins to Fugazi. Signed to Earache Records, a label more known for its roster of metal bands, Kagoule have seen their profile rise with radio play in the UK, coverage in numerous major music magazines and a performance at Glastonbury, to name a few highlights.
Featured here is new single "Centralwing", a raw sounding track that still boasts a chorus that instantly hooked me. It sounds like something I would've heard on alternative rock radio in the 90's. And below, check out their new self-made video for album track "Made Of Concrete". And yes, they pretty much just sit there for three minutes while the song plays. If that isn't a proper rock & roll attitude, I don't know what is. Kagoule is set to make their American debut this September with a couple of shows in New York.